Jamie Carragher names England’s best current striker - omits Spurs and United forwards

Jamie Carragher ignored Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney to label Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge the best English striker around.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher labelled Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge as England’s best current striker, omitting to mention notable names such as Harry Kane or Wayne Rooney.

On his Sky Sports blog, where he previewed this weekend’s Merseyside derby, the former Liverpool defender backed the returning Reds striker as the best English striker around, highlighting how big a boost his return is to Liverpool.

‘’He [John Stones] will have his work cut out with Daniel Sturridge back – the best English striker around,’’ Carragher explained. ‘’Him coming back is a massive lift, and with Raheem Sterling dropping back alongside Coutinho and Lallana it looks exciting.’’

  TeamGoals MINSTotal Scoring Att MINSOntarget Scoring Att MINSGoal Assist MINSTotal Att Assist MINSPoss Lost All MINSTouches MINSAppearancesMins Played
Wayne Rooney Man Utd 208.38 39.69 128.23 416.75 64.12 5.67 1.16 19 1,667
Daniel Sturridge Liverpool 146 18.25 48.67 0 97.33 7.12 2.07 4 292
Harry Kane Tottenham 125.1 23.6 54.39 625.5 89.36 5.37 1.6 19 1,251

Although he has been injured for a large period of the season, Sturridge still isn't proven to be as prolific as Spurs forward Harry Kane. Wayne Rooney, who has the lowest goals per minute total, has spent a large majority of the season playing in midfield and his impact infront of goal has taken a hit because of that.

Nevertheless, he is the most productive creator out of the three but that would be expected due to the nature of his game.

Sturridge will now be eager to get back to full match fitness and hopefully produce the performances he did last season in order to help the Reds into the top four of the Premier League.

On Saturday, against Everton, Sturridge could start his first game for the club since August after netting against West Ham last weekend in his last Premier League appearance.

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